Investors Are Scared, And ECB’s Not Even Close to Unwinding QE

The European Central Bank may be a long way away from unwinding its bond-purchase program, but some investors are already worried. Finland’s biggest private-sector pension fund says it won’t touch the bonds that the ECB might need to sell if and when it starts reversing its quantitative easing. Mikko Mursula, the chief investment officer of
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While Barclays Plc’s messy 2017 ended on a mixed note, Jes Staley sees better things to come. The lender said it will return its dividend to previous levels, while considering stock buybacks for the first time in more than 20 years, as its capital buffer rose in excess of its target. Revenue from its markets
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A six-day rebound in world stocks began to splutter on Tuesday, as bond market borrowing costs regained traction and the dollar kicked firmly away from a three-year low. Europe’s main bourses saw steady start as lower domestic currencies helped their cause [.EU] but weakness across Asia where Tokyo saw a 1 percent drop [.T] meant
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Investors rattled by the recent bout of equity selling take heart: the fears about rising inflation and wage growth crimping corporate profits are way overblown, according to JPMorgan Securities Plc strategists. Mislav Matejka, global equity strategist with the firm, argues it is the outlook for both production and sales volumes rather than higher wages that
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Euronext NV will acquire more companies this year to help diversify its revenues. The Amsterdam-based exchange operator is open to tie-ups with other European exchanges like its combination with Irish Stock Exchange Plc — to complete in March — that gives Euronext a foothold in the ETF market, said Chief Executive Officer Stephane Boujnah on
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